Penton Mewsey

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Penton Mewsey
Penton Mewsey - Holy Trinity Church.jpg
Penton Mewsey – Holy Trinity Church
Penton Mewsey is located in Hampshire
Penton Mewsey
Penton Mewsey
Penton Mewsey shown within Hampshire
Population 412 (census 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU329474
Civil parish
  • Penton Mewsey
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ANDOVER
Postcode district SP11
Dialling code 01264
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°13′29″N 1°31′41″W / 51.2247°N 1.5280°W / 51.2247; -1.5280Coordinates: 51°13′29″N 1°31′41″W / 51.2247°N 1.5280°W / 51.2247; -1.5280

Penton Mewsey is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Andover.

The village is home to approximately 400 people and has about 110 houses. The name Penton is derived from Penitone, which is a farm held at penny rent. The village is adjacent to the hamlet and parish of Penton Grafton. Both villages are collectively known as The Pentons.

Until the 1920s the Pentons were mainly agricultural communities supporting sheep and corn, typical of northern Hampshire at the time. The Pentons are still surrounded by farmland which is currently completely arable. Today, three stables provide the main village-based commercial activities. The Holy Trinity church dates from the 14th century, although it was refurbished extensively in the 19th century.

It is also the current home of Sir George Young.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "civi parisidh population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

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